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Eleni Kyritsis▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

As part of the beginning of the year "getting to know you activities" I had students in pairs created a Google Form to ask the class questions on a particular topic. ie. Favourite Food, Favourite AFL team, Favourite subject, How many siblings, pets etc. 
Then as a class we collated this information through Google Spreadsheet. This helped build relationships and helped us to get to know each other. At the beginning of the school year. 
From teaching students to use Google Forms many of them are continuing to use them  and survey classmates on v…


Jo Laretive▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

The book 'Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu' by Diane Lucas and Ken Searle provides useful data sources for Cross-curriculum priorities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures. The Teachers Notes attached provide a wide range of data collection suggestions and activities.
Ideas include: collect nature samples in school grounds or local park – use for sorting and grouping colour/size data into pie graphs or charts. List the plants from the book and make a chart of their seasonal flowering and fruiting cycles. Then do the same


Peter Lelong▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC


I have been watching the growing interest in the use of 3D printing in schools.  With the technology to design and build 3D models with 3D printers now becoming affordable for schools, there are opportunities to represent in 3D , data collected by students.

Desktop and mobile device software from companies such as Sculptris  allow students to build on their screens a 3D representation of anything they can imagine but could include the repr…


Chris Trimnell▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Last week my grade 4 and 5 students were investigating the life span of animals. The website below has an excellent alphabetical listing of a huge range of animals and created lots of interest amongst them. My students had to select any 10 animals, enter data in Excel, create 3 different graphs and most important of all insert a text box and type an interpretation of their visual representations . The biggest challenge for them was to print to one page!  
Animals could also be selected by type e.g. mammals, reptiles, birds; below a certain age; within an age ra…